Therapists Maude Schellhous and Eve Dias help clients overcome mental hurdles blocking their goals for better lifestyles. Hypnotherapy can help tackle tough goals such as losing weight or alleviating anxiety and depression. Sessions can help clients lose weight by alleviating cravings and the desire for junk food while strengthening the desire to exercise and keep a balanced diet. A tome of testimonials chronicles clients' success in hypnotherapy, from smokers learning to kick the habit to pocket watches overcoming their fear of swinging. During a session, the patient retains total control while the hypnotherapist helps create a sense of relaxation, encouraging the subconscious mind to receive and retain helpful suggestions and affirmations.
Cynthia Ruiz spent her corporate career helping others, but after 30 years, she wanted to do more. In 2005, she began looking for the services of a life coach, which eventually led her to the California Institute of Healing Arts. Cynthia walked away from the institute with a degree as a holistic health practitioner, alternative health practitioner, certified clinical hypnotherapist, certified behavioral therapist, and certified life coach. These disciplines are combined into holistic hypnotherapy programs to help clients achieve their goals, from eliminating smoking habits to losing unwanted pounds. Cynthia uses specialized hypnotherapy to remove mental blocks that inhibit growth and replaces them with thoughts that bolster inner-strength, all while clients remain conscious of themselves and their surroundings.
When not educating the community on chiropractic and wellness, Doctor of Chiropractic David M. Evans helps patients heal with drug-free chiropractic techniques. He and his team believe that health is not merely a lack of symptoms and pain, but the full function of every bodily component.
Since the body’s functions are inextricably linked with the nervous system, Dr. Evans’s attention starts there. During exams, he focuses on the spine, looking for places where vertebrae, disks, or swallowed house keys may be impinging on the spinal cord, disrupting the flow of communication between the brain and the body. With gentle adjustments, he tweaks spinal segments into healthier positions, allowing full bodily function to resume. These noninvasive treatments have been known to treat back pain and headaches as well as help patients overcome allergy problems, fatigue, and digestive issues.
In more than 75 offices across the country, chiropractors combine their skills and decades of experience to alleviate soreness and stiffness caused by spinal conditions. In all New Beginnings offices, chiropractors receive coaching, the most up-to-date training, and daily reports on the condition of the earth’s enormous spinal column.
Certified massage therapist Tonia Glenn flaunts a wide repertoire of relaxing techniques—Swedish and aromatherapy massage to engender full-body tranquility; deep-tissue, sports, trigger-point, and myofascial release styles to ease pain from injuries or athletic pursuits; and even alternative methods such as cranosacral therapy and reflexology to heal a range of bodily issues. But Tonia isn't one to pick and choose. Instead, she incorporates every one of her skills in each massage she performs, selecting the style best suited to each problem area and constantly adapting her efforts to what's happening in the moment. What results is a fully personalized massage that leaves bodies feeling looser, more energized, and virtually free from pain.
Healing Alternatives Meditation Center fosters a heightened awareness and deeper relationship with one's own body and mind. Founder Lisa Chapman-Sorci, a certified Komyo Reiki Kai teacher since 2001, employs skills honed in hospitals, wellness institutions, and animal hospitals to calm energy fields with the ancient Japanese practice of reiki. Certified practitioners host weekly introductions to Shoshin meditation held in their comfy meditation room adorned with soft red pillows and floor-to-ceiling windows. Through behavioral therapy and life coaching, certified therapist Alicia O'Hara gives patients the tools to manage day-to-day challenges and offers hypnotherapy as a way to connect with the subconscious mind. Patients also exercise bodies along with minds through yin yoga classes, which allow time to fully explore postures through a gentle soundtrack of one hand clapping.